high-hearted

adjective

1
: full of courage or nobility : high-spirited
high-hearted languageArchibald MacLeish
2
: full of gaiety : insouciant, lighthearted
a high-hearted junketHuntting's Monthly List
high-heartedly adverb
high-heartedness noun
plural -es

Word History

Etymology

Middle English highe herted

First Known Use

circa 1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of high-hearted was circa 1625

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“High-hearted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-hearted. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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